Friday, 17 October 2008
DAVID CAMERON v GORDON BROWN
Today David Cameron decided to go out and publicly attack Gordon Brown, over the handling of the economy. He stated that his strategy had fundamentally failed. Mr Cameron said "we need to change, and to mend our broken economy, and this lot cannot do it - not least because they cannot own upto their mistakes". He said that Mr Brown had "spent and borrowed with no restraint". He said that Mr Brown had made decisions as Chancellor, which had led to a period of irresponsible capitalism. He stated that the Conservatives have plans in place to get it all in order. Well, I say, lets hear what these plans are?
It's so easy to criticize, isn't it, but let's be honest here, whatever party had been in power, this economic crisis would still have happened. Do you think we can lay the blame totally on Gordon Brown and the Labour Party?
Surprisingly, this attack, came only a week after, he had said that the Conservatives supported the bank rescue plan, and that all parties would have to work together , to get through these difficult times. Well that didn't last long did it. The Chief Secretary, Yvette Cooper, accused the Conservative Leader of indulging in "juvenile political games". The Tories had been asked to avoid playing party politics, and they had gone against it.
Gordon Brown responded by saying, he had given individual attention to taking Britain through difficult times. He also said, that it was a global problem, which had started in America. To be honest, even us the general public, could see this crisis coming , its a pity that George Bush didn't. If he did, he certainly didn't act very quickly, did he.
The Liberal Democrats Leader, Nick Clegg said, the Conservatives had nothing of real substance to say about the economical difficulties, and that people want practical help, not Westminster Political point scoring. How right are these words. At a time when most people are struggling to pay for fuel, shopping, gas, electricity, and mortgages, are they really interested in listening to politicians putting one over on one another, I think not.
Surprisingly, it seems, Labour has been gaining support in the opinion polls. Is this because, people feel Gordon Brown, has handled it all pretty well? No doubt, some of you will think not.
What do you think? Has Gordon Brown proven to the public, that he has got the qualities to get the country through these difficult economic times? Do you think David Cameron could be a better Leader, and have the Conservatives got the right policies, to change the running of the country? Do you think we need a complete change, maybe Nick Clegg could do better than the two put together. Let us know your thoughts ................................................................................